Make no mistake. We're now in the middle of a bloodless coup – the takeover of an entire nation by the hate-America crowd – a cold-blooded gang that despises America's prosperity, our standing in the world, our trust in God and our generosity and goodness. ~~ Floyd Brown
After a brief hiatus, our old friend and Northwest homey, Floyd Brown is back.
Who's Floyd Brown, you ask?
He's “one of the nation’s dirtiest political strategists” (USA Today); "the lowest form of life." (George H.W. Bush) "a slimy thug for hire," (George Stephanopoulos). He's a Republican operative, and an architect (with the late Lee Atwater, and Fox News' Roger Ailes) of the racially-charged Willie Horton ad against Michael Dukakis.
Floyd was once a KVI talk host, and he and wife Mary Beth, a hack conservative hagiographer, live in Tacoma.
He's OUR "slimy thug," goddamnit!
He's stirred up headlines once again with another national campaign
guaranteed to raise money of the dittoheads and the blood
pressure of normal people.
never got off the ground during the 2008 election to run the attack ads he'd made accusing Obama of being soft on gang violence (with images of scary Negroes) and attending a madrassa.
Big donors like Scaife keep him outside the 10-foot pole range after well-publicized overreaches that got even Republicans mad at him. GOP-op Mary Matalin has said: "I'm not a big fan of Floyd Brown...He gave us the Willie Horton ads that the Republican Party has had to eat for two election cycles now."
But he's hard at it again- with, apparently, financial backers.You'd think, "high crimes and misdemeanors," the constitutional circumstances required for impeachment might be a stretch when applied to the 11-month-old Obama administration.
Not Floyd- he's redefining "high crimes and misdemeanors" to suit his fundraising needs with the dittoheads. They're not, he says, constitutionally supposed to be "crimes in a legal sense," but rather, "bad behavior." That's getting "liberal" with the constitution, but his Articles of Impeachment are even more dubious:
The Obama Administration exemplifies maladministration. It qualifies as the poster-child for bad behavior.
Obama and those around him are ravaging this great country and adding a sorry chapter to a noble history.
Impeachment, as written in the Constitution, was tailor-made for Barack Hussein Obama and our Founders placed it in our Constitution for such a time as this.
It could be easily argued that we have a duty to impeach Barack Hussein Obama.
Floyd suggests you "Get on board if you want to be ready [emphasis ours] to impeach Barack Obama." A bit premature? Wikipedia reports that early-onset impeachment of the Democrat in office is the way Floyd rolls.
"At the same time that Brown was investigating the Clintons, he was using the tax-exempt status of Citizens United [his non-profit front] to acquire funds, urging his donors to fill out an "emergency impeachment" survey, utilized a push-poll technique."
(You gotta admit, as far-fetched as it would have sounded in 1993, impeachment as a political tactic worked pretty well against the last popular Democrat in the White House).
Even the pugnacious Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says the impeachment effort is just too crazy an idea for him to support:
David Weigel, of the Washington Independent (whose judgment we admire) says he's convinced of Floyd Brown's sincerity... but he doesn't know Floyd like we do...
I think that’s total nonsense and counterproductive, and quite often, people who are making statements like that are trying to put themselves in a position to raise money from the conservative movement. And any talk of that right now is ridiculous.
When we hear Floyd's name, we remember the 1992 CBS news investigation that exposed he and another Republican toilet angler, Dave Bossie's unethical and just plain mean tactics digging dirt on Bill Clinton in Arkansas. Unmercifully stalking and badgering the family of a pregnant young girl who'd committed suicide 15 years earlier, they were trying to pin her suicidal motives on the newly elected president. They harassed and threatened and actually approached her parents to get the suicide note. The effort was funded by Richard Mellon Scaife and others. Watch the CBS clip here.Brown's website is always engaging. He's an unapologetic fan of philandering, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. When interviewed about Sanford and asked about the governor's next presidential nomination, he asked, “Who else is there?” If he's changed his mind about the Appalachian trekker he isn't saying.
Another treat is Mary Beth's op-ed to the News Tribune asserting that shacking up kills kids. There's a fawning youTube "author" interview of her by Floyd in which he never once identifies himself as her husband.
(photo: Floyd with Mary Beth)
Floyd Brown is a crude and unprincipled hit man who's paid in the shadows and justifies his means with his evangelical religion. Things have changed since the 2008 election. Republicans and conservatives are pissed off, and disheartened. The tactics of a Floyd Brown or Dave Bossie are looking more attractive as desperation sets into a shrinking but hardening opposition.